Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience
Price : From $408

Duration: 10 hours

Join your  tour at the SkyTour Terminal, Darwin General Aviation Airport. Board your aircraft for the 30 minute scenic flight to Bathurst Island. On arrival you will be met by a local guide who will take you on a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Nguiu (Wurrumiyanga). Visit the museum to view interesting displays of traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi 'dreamtime' stories and Early Mission Precinct with its unique Tiwi style Catholic Church. Hear about the colourful history of the early mission days and learn how the Tiwi people have blended their culture with Christianity. You will be taken through the Arts and Crafts Centres to see where the artists work, with the opportunity to purchase Tiwi arts and crafts at Island prices. Spend time with some Tiwi ladies at morning tea and enjoy billy tea and damper while they work on their weaving and painting. Learn about totem dances, a smoking ceremony to bless visitors and the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani (burial ceremony). You will then be taken on a scenic drive through the wilderness of Bathurst Island. Enjoy lunch and visit a local waterhole and pristine beach environs. Learn about traditional bush tucker, bush medicine, natural fibres and dyes on the return to the community, before boarding your return flight to Darwin. Tour concludes at approximately 5.30pm at the Darwin General Aviation Airport.

Group Size: 6 – 26 people

Includes:  Round-trip flights to Bathurst Island, traditional smoking ceremony, morning tea and lunch.

Departs: Tue and Wed (Apr 1 - Dec 14 & Feb 1 - Mar 31) at 7.30am.

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